Five Dirty Habits to Encourage in Your Kid

Some gross things kids do could actually be good for their health

For millions of years, children grew up in constant exposure to the microbes around them. Consider a child’s normal behavior from the start: babies continually put their hands, feet, and every imaginable object in their mouths. Older kids love digging in the dirt, picking up worms, rolling on the ground, catching frogs and snakes, etc. This natural behavior is likely designed to encounter more microbes and subsequently train their immune system to react to it accordingly.

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